Woman dies after falling from scooter on train tracks

A woman has died after falling from her scooter and being hit by a train in southeastern Melbourne.

The 56-year-old, who lived with a disability, was sitting in a mobility scooter on the  platform at Ormond Station just before 10 a.m.

Presumably she accidentally fell on the track just before a train came through the station.

A woman was hit by a train at Ormond station. (Nine)

Acting Senior Sergeant Rowan Epstein has said that police believed the woman had gotten too close to the edge of the platform and fell from her scooter.

“The information we have received is that it was an accident, an accidental act where she got too close to the edge and fell onto the platform,” he said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

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